Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Valentine's Day!

So what exactly is this Valentine’s Day? Restaurants, Greeting Cards companies (think Hallmark), flower companies (think FTD) make a killing on this day – I read somewhere that it’s the 2nd busiest day for the restaurants (Mother’s Day taking the top spot here). I guess it makes sense to assign days when you think about a certain member of your family. Like a program tells a mechanical robot when to blink, a set program on the calendar tells a materialistic and overly indulged society to stop and take some time out for their loved ones. So we have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & Valentine’s Day. But wait - what about the poor brothers and sisters? Lets not even think about the grandparents, uncles and aunts.

Of course, being a materialistic society, it would have been blasphemous to leave the money factor out from the equation.

Actually, we discovered it’s a great day to do your groceries and do any other mundane tasks. The stores were practically empty and cashiers cheerful!

What did we do? We got a bottle of red and celebrated at home. In the day, we had a great laugh exchanging emails (me and my brother) about what each of us would write to our wives if we were to write a Valentine’s Day email .

1 comment:

Hallmark CEO said...

it hurts that you think we're only trying to make money off you. actually, we just want to spread the love, you cynic.